Van Cleef's Voyages Extraordinaires
The window display at Van Cleef & Arpels take the viewer on an extraordinary adventure. The windows, inspired by author Jules Verne and designed by Douglass Little are each miraculous dioramas that pull you into their world. Each is set up as a "toy theatre" based on a different Jules Verne story. As I was walking down the street, the windows literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I had to gaze in! It doesn't hurt that their amazing jewelry is scattered throughout the displays.
This display is an overall tribute to Verne's fantastical journey-based stories, and yes, the waves actually move!
Modeled after 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, this particular window was my favorite because it's so detailed. I don't envy the person who had to cut out all of that seaweed!
This window is based on Around the World in 80 Days, and yet again, the balloon and clouds move!
This window full of oversized mushrooms was inspired by Journey to the Center of the Earth.